Bad news for some MekaVerse Discord members as they have become the latest victims in yet another server “hack”. The MekaVerse team alerted its community about the hack on Twitter yesterday, as it struggled to regain control of its servers. Earlier today, it followed up with a short Twitter thread about how its Discord servers were compromised, and what the next steps are.
The team delayed the disclosure of their MekaBots collection due to the MekaVerse Discord attack. credit: makeovers
MekaVerse Discord Server Hack Delay MekaBots Revealed
What was a celebratory day for the MekaVerse community has turned into an NFT collector’s worst nightmare. That is to say, today was the planned reveal date for MekaVerse’s new collection, MekaBots. However, the MekaVerse team announced that it would have to postpone the reveal due to the Discord hack. At this time, he has not confirmed when exactly the reveal will happen.
The MekaVerse team figured out a short formula that went down. credit: makeovers
The short Twitter thread from the MekaVerse team explained exactly how the Discord hack happened. The first tweet in the thread recalled a January 22 tweet by Twitter user @SerpentAU. Basically, that thread describes the specific social engineering attack that MekaVerse faced this time. The MekaVerse thread then summarizes how the Discord hack works.
“As mentioned in the thread above, the first target to settle was one of our mods. Then the hacker has lured one of our key moderators, who has access to important discord modification roles. [sic],
The source continues, “Thanks to these roles, he was able to block and delete all discussion channels, change our own roles, and was able to pretend to be one of our discord admins. It’s social engineering. And there’s phishing.”
The MekaVerse team announced on Twitter that it will host Twitter Spaces on March 24 at 5 p.m. to address community concerns. credit: makeovers
NFT discord attacks continue at large
To be sure, several knowledgeable Twitter users dissect and explain these Discord server hacks that happen every now and then. And yet, there seems to be a steady stream of major NFT collections suffering from such Discord hacks. For example, Rare Bears is a project that Discord recently settled on.
As some unfortunate MekaVerse Discord members just discovered, these hacks can be downright devastating. People linking wallets with high-value assets to phishing sites are more likely not to lose those NFTs permanently.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem like these Discord hacks are any less common than they were several months ago. As a result, it is incredibly important for NFT holders to take ownership of their wallet security and follow secure practices at Discord. After all, in the unregulated world of Web3, loss prevention is the only hope of securing your digital assets.
We’ve written articles covering some of the basics of how to avoid Discord scams, like the one MekaVerse is tackling now. Both as an NFT holder and as an NFT maker.
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